On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, PCSO School Resource deputies, along with the assistance of a PCSO Explorer (high school student volunteers), conducted “Operation Pop Top” in an effort to combat the illegal sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors, in the Lakeland area. Three stores were checked, and all but one store was in compliance.
The following stores were in compliance:
Sunoco Speedway Food Mart, 2905 Reynolds Rd, Lakeland
Combee Discount Beverage, 2932 S. Combee Rd, Lakeland
63-year-old Dilipkumar Trivedi of Lakeland, who works at the Sunoco gas station located at 2225 Combee Road in Lakeland, was arrested and charged with selling alcohol to a minor.